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Next intake: 
16 July 2018
Duration: 
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 8 July 2018

Overview

Build on your qualifications and experience to enter the rapidly growing tourism and events sectors with the Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management.

You'll gain specific insight into tourism and event policy development, build professional networks and build your capability to become a future tourism industry leader.

The course has four specialised tourism management units that focus on addressing contemporary and emerging issues and challenges faced by destinations internationally.

Embedded within an established suite of business programs, including Victoria University’s internationally awarded MBA, you'll be prepared to professionally engage with industry issues within the visitor economy. You'll also have the opportunity to continue further study with the Master of Tourism and Destination Management.

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Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

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  • workshops
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  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available to all students.

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  • databases
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  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

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Careers

According to Deloitte, the tourism industry is identified as ranking second within a set of ‘fabulous five’ industry sectors that will drive Australian economic growth, with projections of almost five per cent growth per annum, over the next 30 years.

Job titles

The Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management will equip students for roles in: 

  • Tourism planning agencies
  • Tourism promotion agencies such as ‘Destination Melbourne’
  • Managers of attractions
  • Marketing and communication (events)
  • Planners within the travel sector (airlines and other major transport providers)
  • Self-employment through tourism management businesses.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Destination Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) professional core units

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Review and apply theoretical approaches for effective management decision-making in tourism and destination management practice;  
  2. Appraise the economic, legal and political context within which destinations operate, contribute to creative implementation of sustainable practices and risk minimising strategies in contemporary settings;  
  3. Collaborate within teams to apply creative solutions for industry, government and community stakeholders, integrating complex knowledge and ideas effectively to achieve shared goals;  
  4. Contribute to the resolution of complex professional and industry problems and inform management decision making by applying cognitive, creative and reflective skills to collect, analyse and synthesise data and information to generate, implement and evaluate solutions;  
  5. Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities, business and other related stakeholders;  
  6. Demonstrate professional standards and leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and in a socially responsible manner.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), Full-fee

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  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; OR
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the College.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

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Direct applications are due on 8 July 2018 for our next intake which starts on 16 July 2018.

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